GROUP DISCUSSION #1 - “Dolan’s Cadillac”

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cat in a bag

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#61
I thought Dolan was a mob guy too - a John Gotti type of guy.

Is the movie being shown on a common network? I havn't seen it either.

There are a couple radio stations in the Dallas area with call letters beginning with a W. They're both old stations so maybe that's why. All the newer stations have call letters beginning with a K.
The Movie Channel is showing it several times over the next few weeks.
 

GNTLGNT

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#64
The Cask of Amontillado sprang to mind for me, too. A lot of similarities and I think they were purposeful. I grew up in Vegas so I am very familiar with the area. SK did a great job of setting and place. The story is paced well - you never feel rushed or like it's being dragged out. Ghost story? Mayhap. I guess that's up to us.

I did pick up an unusual mistake. When the protagonist tunes into the radio, he tunes in to an impossibility. There is no WKXR in Vegas, nor could there ever be. Radio and TV station call letters west of the Mississippi River start with a K, not a W. A rare flub from Uncle Stevie. ;)
....you are correct to a point about the call letters...WKXR is in Asheboro, North Carolina-however, check this out.....
-usual Federal bureaucracy booger ups.....and some special requests by station owners....originally, the plan was to have all the K calls East of the Big Muddy and W calls West......
 
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Scratch

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#66
I don't think it's so much a nod to Poe as it is a damn near direct imitation of John D. MacDonald. His style is stamped deep on this one. Even the method of tricking someone on the phone for information is a thing done often in his books. I should say I think it is an homage though. King loved MacDonald's books and spoke of him in the introduction to one of his. I can't recall which one. I agree with King though, John was one hell of a writer of such tales. Stephen did him proud.
 

GNTLGNT

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#67
I don't think it's so much a nod to Poe as it is a damn near direct imitation of John D. MacDonald. His style is stamped deep on this one. Even the method of tricking someone on the phone for information is a thing done often in his books. I should say I think it is an homage though. King loved MacDonald's books and spoke of him in the introduction to one of his. I can't recall which one. I agree with King though, John was one hell of a writer of such tales. Stephen did him proud.
...agreed, but the Poe touch is there as well....
 
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